Cackling Counterpart


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Modern Masters 2017 Edition (MM3) Rare
Commander 2014 (C14) Rare
Innistrad (ISD) Rare

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Cackling Counterpart


Put a token onto the battlefield that's a copy of target creature you control.

Flashback (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then exile it.)

Cackling Counterpart Discussion

MyUsernameWasTakenTwice on Sevinne, the Chronoclasm Acid Flashback

1 month ago

Merjan1 I built a very similar copy of this deck about a week ago. As far as I can tell, the current win-con is to copy as many "cast instant/sorcery spell, opponents take damage" creatures as you can ( Guttersnipe , Electrostatic Field , Firebrand Archer ) with cards like Quasiduplicate and Cackling Counterpart , then activating recursion with Pull from Eternity and Sevinne's ability stacking several times.

The last time I played, I won by playing Quasiduplicate on a Guttersnipe, then casting it from my graveyard as my first spell (and also casting Increasing Vengeance for value). Used Pull from Eternity to get Quasi back in the bin, cast Time Warp and basically did it again for lethal. Other than that, I've had times where I've had +8 turns and done basically nothing because I was digging for an answer every turn. If I had to guess - this list probably uses Devil's Play and Ral, Storm Conduit to deal damage, but I wouldn't be opposed to putting in Storm Herd or Molten Disaster or something to just boost my ability to win properly off Thousand-Year Storm .

MoonageDaydreamer on 8 Mystic

1 month ago

I have been constructing my own Mystic Snake/Frilled Mystic deck, and I run Watcher for Tomorrow for early card advantage in addition to Coiling Oracle and Nulltread Gargantuan funny enough. I've only playtested the Gargantuan thus far but someone else I saw online seemed to enjoy it (cannot remember name). Cackling Counterpart is real versatile, too for 8+ Mystic. Here is my deck, if you want to see how it goes together.

Caerwyn on copies and counters

1 month ago

With Oko, you will copy the text, but the Enter the Battlefield (ETB) trigger will not occur as Oko is already on the battlefield when Tishana is copied.

Compare to Clone , which ETBs as a copy of a creature, or Cackling Counterpart which creates a token (a newly-created token ETBs). Those copies will have the ETB ability as they enter, and thus will trigger the ETB ability.

Also, as a note, Tishana is legendary. If you control two legendary permanents named Tishana, Voice of Thunder , one will be sent to the graveyard as a state-based action. Both Oko and the above-mentioned cards will copy her name as well, so one of the copies will go to the graveyard as a SBA (if you got the ETB trigger, that will still resolve and still draw cards--triggers exist independently of the permanents that caused the trigger).

Compare to cards like Lazav, the Multifarious , which specifically states it retains its own name when it copies the object; or Helm of the Host , which specifically states that the legendary aspect is not copied.

SynergyBuild on Commander 2019...

4 months ago

ZendikariWol, I think Sevinne, the Chronoclasm is actually really fun.

To start, it combos with one of my favorite cards from last year's set, Reality Scramble , IDK how good that is, but it'd be a blast.

For real value, I think the deck looks to be a graveyard value control deck. Maybe a bit of prison, considering how you can become 'immortal' by enchanting Sevinne, the Chronoclasm with a Pariah , or equipping it with a Pariah's Shield .

Swiftfoot Boots , Champion's Helm , etc. to protect it, then abuse it's ability to combo with Flashback, like Deep Analysis , jumpstart like Chemister's Insight , retrace like Oona's Grace , and aftermath like Refuse / Cooperate

Total, there are a lot of good spells to abuse with it:

Flashback -

Cackling Counterpart

Deep Analysis

Desperate Ravings

Echo of Eons

Faithless Looting


Increasing Devotion

Increasing Vengeance

Mystic Retrieval

Past in Flames


Scour All Possibilities

Think Twice

Jump-Start -


Radical Idea

Beacon Bolt

Chemister's Insight

Risk Factor

Retrace -

Oona's Grace

Reality Scramble

Call the Skybreaker

Aftermath -

Leave / Chance

Failure / Comply

Farm / Market

Reduce / Rubble

Refuse / Cooperate


Mission Briefing

Snapcaster Mage

Quiet Speculation

Runic Repetition

Catalyst Stone

That's all I can think of right now, if I remember any more sweet cards with Sevinne, I'll tell you!

fissionxmailed on The Clone Token Army

4 months ago

@Illusion936: Very interesting suggestion. Likely can swap it out for Bastion Inventor if I do end up getting a copy. Majority of the cards put together for the deck was just going thru my collection/bulk and seeing what produced tokens in UR and I could throw in here.

Good question to ask with my gameplan since it is strange to slot in a few treasure tokens with regards to the CMC curve. If I decide to turn my tokens into treasures it is to try and sneak in a win with the alt-wincon of Mechanized Production and 8+ treasures. However majority of the time I'd try to create a bigger token army of say Metalwork Colossus with Cackling Counterpart or any other bigger "beat stick" someone has out on the board and turning all the treasure I'd have sitting around into more members for the token army legion.

The treasure token's role for most of the time is temporary ramp and to make up missed land drops early if I'm getting mana screwed, help pay Commander Tax, or anything similar to where I'd possibly need the extra mana. Hope this answers your question.

My several times of playing this I've managed to get into some interesting board states and don't regret building this. Only thing I'm noticing after those games is lack of card draw if I play out my hand early. Been close to winning a few times with Mechanized Production on treasures and being able to convince the table it's not a threat by pointing out I've missed a few land drops and only using it to keep par.

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Cackling Counterpart occurrence in decks from the last year

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